Getting Started With Amazon DynamoDB Backups

Getting started with Amazon DynamoDB databases includes completing the Databases guided setup, configuring an access node, creating a cloud database instance, and then performing a backup and a restore operation.

Complete the Databases Guided Setup

To add the first database in your Command Center environment, use the Databases guided setup. In the Command Center, go to Guided setup > Databases.

To complete the guided setup, you need the following information:

  • The server name

  • The host name

  • The credentials that you use to access the server

  • The packages that you want to install, such as Oracle


    If you are configuring a database that uses a pseudoclient, you must manually install the packages on the physical servers before you use the guided setup. For more information, see Adding a New Server.

Configure an Access Node

Add a Windows or Linux file server with the Virtual Server package installed. For more information, see Adding an Additional Server.

You can use one of the following platforms for the access node:

  • Windows Server 2019

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Linux Centos 7

  • RHEL 7

  • Amazon Linux 2

If you wish to use an HTTP proxy for the access node, add the access node to a server group and configure an HTTP proxy for the server group.

Create a Cloud Database Instance for Amazon DynamoDB

Create a new cloud database instance for Amazon DynamoDB using a new cloud account.

For more information, see Creating a Cloud Database Instance.

Perform a Test Backup and Restore

The first full backup is automatically scheduled based on the assigned plan.

After the backup operation is complete, you can perform a restore of one or more tables.